It’s National Police Week – and Utica Coffee Roasting Company is honoring fallen Utica Police Officer Thomas Lindsey with the release of a new coffee blend in his honor.
The Badge 4963 Blend is available at the cafes and online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Thomas Lindsey Foundation, an organization that researches and analyzes violent crimes against police to help develop preventative action.
Lindsey was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Neilson Street in Utica in 2007.
Utica Coffee President Frank Elias says this is a way to show gratitude to local police.
"It’s a partnership with our local community. It shows that we support our police officers it shows that we recognize what they do in this community on a daily basis. And it shows that we're in support of them,” he said.
The Badge 4963 Blend will be on sale until the end of May.